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Welcome to the Dark Side!

Welcome to the Dark Side - Morticia Addams and her black hair

29 October, 2019

Welcome to the Dark Side!

Dark Side!

Pumpkins, dark nights, falling leaves and woolly jumpers; these are just a few of the things we associate with autumn, alongside that natural desire to add warmth to our hair, as the days begin to cool. If you have the urge to deepen your colour, this is the season that people usually take the leap.

In the spirit of the spooky season, we want to celebrate the darkest of all the hair colours… Black. It’s a shade for the daring & bold and if it suits you, no other colour will ever compare. Morticia Addams and her black hair, name a more iconic duo… it’s not possible!

Morticia Addams and her Black Hair


Black is usually best suited to a cooler skin tone and a daring personality! Although dyeing your hair black is a big commitment, it does give your hair an incomparable shine. Darker colours tend to reflect light, whereas lighter colours absorb the light. Darker hair also gives the appearance of thicker and denser hair, so if you have thinner hair, you would benefit from dying it black. Black hair also acts as a natural way to highlight your features. Eye colour can be highlighted with black hair and certain hairstyles look much more striking with black hair; Bobs, wedge cuts, and geometric cuts are emphasised when a person’s hair colour is black.

Due Lipa and her Dark Hair

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If you tend to be a bit changeable when it comes to colour, we recommend asking your stylist to use a semi-permanent colour; ensuring that you have the ability to go lighter far easier, when you want to make a change. If you decide to go for a permanent colour, it requires a colour correction service and you will need to go on a colour journey to slowly get yourself lighter again, whilst maintaining your hair’s vitality. But it’s important to note that once you go black, you CAN go back!

Nicole Scherzinger and her Dark Hair

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Depending on your current hair colour, to achieve black locks you would need to book in for a Full Head Colour Service, which usually lasts around two hours. After your service, it is essential to avoid light coloured towels and pillows, as the colour can stain initially!

Welcome to the Dark Side - Cool Brunette Hair

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Don’t want to commit to black hair but still want to embrace the darker side? How about this season’s latest trend, cool brunette? This is great for cooler skin tones and gives your hair a low-maintenance, natural appearance which is a lot easier to change-up when you get bored!

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Why not add a Money Piece to the front of the hair? This is a colour lighter than your base colour, perfect if you would like to add more depth to your cool brunette shade. Money Pieces are the Geri Halliwell look of the 1990s repackaged for 2019, with sleek Babylights to soften the effect, whilst still achieving a bold, statement look

Beyoncé recently revealed her Money Piece on Instagram, so you know it is going to be the next big hair trend!


It is important to use moisturising products when you go darker, to maintain that beautiful shine. The products below are the perfect accompaniment to your ebony tresses.

L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Range

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Serie Expert Vitamino Range

These beautiful products delicately remove any excess oil and impurities from your hair and scalp; whilst adding a luminous, glossy sheen to your hair. This range has been specially designed to deliver a high shine finish that penetrates into the hair shaft to support moisture levels.

Kerastase Reflections Range

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Reflection Range

These light-reflecting haircare products for coloured hair help to protect your locks and provide radiance and shine! It leaves hair feeling soft and the range has the ability to accentuate light refraction, which gives hair a glossy and vibrant feel, with added shine.

Techni-Art Ring Light Shine

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Tecniart Pure Ring Light

This high shine spray provides a delicate, yet shiny ring-light effect. This product is guaranteed to add an extra shine and gloss to all finished looks, including slicked-back and ultra-shiny updos and ponytails. The perfect product to add a sparkle to your hair this Autumn.

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K Water

Would you like a flawless finish in a flash? Instantly perfect and polish your hair with Kérastase’s new and exclusive in-salon service, K Water, which is available in selected FG Salons. This breakthrough formula is composed of ultra-lightweight molecules that only target areas of the hair that need it, creating an ultra-fine topcoat on the surface of the hair. The result? Magnetic shine, silky soft, lightweight and fluid hair.

We can’t wait to see which colour you embrace this autumn!

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